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EPA Bans Pesticide Used for Almonds and other Crops

EPA Bans Pesticide Used for Almonds and other Crops

On Tuesday, Federal regulators said they would ban a widely used pesticide that farmers in California used on crops such as alfalfa and almonds, saying the pesticide imperils aquatic insects, which are a food source for fish. On Tuesday,... 
Aetna Expects Humana Deal To Close In Second Half Of 2016 (NYSE:AET)

Aetna Expects Humana Deal To Close In Second Half Of 2016 (NYSE:AET)

Aetna announced on Monday that it expects to close its $35 billion acquisition of Humana in the second half of the year. The deal is currently being reviewed by national and state-based regulators. In a statement from the company,... 
Rite Aid Sales Increase, Meets Profit Expectations

Rite Aid Sales Increase, Meets Profit Expectations

Rite Aid Corp announced that its revenue for the third quarter increased by 22% as its sales at same stores grew even though the company introduced new generic drugs. The third biggest chain of drugstores in the U.S. agreed to a takeover... 
AstraZeneca Wins FDA Approval for Cancer Drug

AstraZeneca Wins FDA Approval for Cancer Drug

A new drug for cancer from AstraZeneca that is designed for lung cancer sufferers whose cancer has worsened following treatments with other forms of therapy, won an early approval in the U.S. Friday, which is a big boost for the drug... 
CVS Health Announces Weak Outlook for Profit

CVS Health Announces Weak Outlook for Profit

CVS Health Corp has spooked investors by releasing an outlook for weak profit for 2016. This underscores the concerns that its margins would continue suffering from lower rates of reimbursement for the dispensing of medications. CVS... 
The Scientific Link between Better Sleep and Better Focus

The Scientific Link between Better Sleep and Better Focus

You’ve certainly heard the old adage how you need between 7-8 hours of sleep at night for optimal health. This rests your body and your brain adequately, providing much needed recovery time. Research shows that with better sleep,... 
Coffee Lowers Liver Cancer Risk Suggests Study

Coffee Lowers Liver Cancer Risk Suggests Study

According to a group of scientists, drinking coffee daily has been linked to reducing the risk of liver cancer development. This new study has found that men who drink a minimum of one cup of coffee each day are less apt to develop... 
President of Guinea Declares Emergency of 45 Days over Ebola

President of Guinea Declares Emergency of 45 Days over Ebola

Alpha Conde the President of Guinea has declared a health emergency for 45 days across five regions of his nation that have been hit by Ebola in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus. The focus has shifted to the coastal... 
Tastier Yet Healthier Chocolate on the Way

Tastier Yet Healthier Chocolate on the Way

A group of researchers are at this time working on the development of a new kind of chocolate that is tastier and healthier than what is now available today in the market. The scientists currently are attempting to develop the more... 
Short Naps Could Help With Memory

Short Naps Could Help With Memory

A recent study found that taking short naps could help with improving one’s memory. After taking a short nap, a person is able to retain material to memory. The study was carried out by Saarland University researchers in Germany... 
Hangover Free Wine Developed by Scientists

Hangover Free Wine Developed by Scientists

Nothing is worst than dealing with a hangover the morning after enjoying wine. However, according to new research from University of Illinois scientists, the effects the morning after of drinking wine could be reduced, reports a West... 
Three Die After Consuming Contaminated Ice Cream

Three Die After Consuming Contaminated Ice Cream

Three people have died while two other became ill in Kansas after they ate products that were contaminated with Listeria. The products were manufactured by Blue Bell Creameries, the makers of Blue Bell Ice Cream. This prompted the... 
New Zealand Dairy Industry Worried Over Poison Threat

New Zealand Dairy Industry Worried Over Poison Threat

Environmentalist activists have made a threat to contaminate New Zealand infant formula. New Zealand is the largest diary exporter in the world and the threat is an attempt to stop the use of a pesticide that is poison to kill possums... 
Consuming Cola Daily Increases Risk of Cancer

Consuming Cola Daily Increases Risk of Cancer

The chemical process that takes place during the caramel coloring manufacturing that is used for soft drinks produces a carcinogen and could be increasing the risk of developing cancer to a level higher than the accepted threshold. Matching... 
Malaria Parasite From Myanmar is Drug Resistant

Malaria Parasite From Myanmar is Drug Resistant

India is facing a threat of parasites carrying Malaria that are artemisinin resistant, which is the frontline treatment to fight Malaria, spreading from Myanmar into India putting thousands at risk, warned researchers. A research team... 
Kissing Bug should be the Big Worry

Kissing Bug should be the Big Worry

It appears a new disease is on the increase that Americans ought to be more aware of and cautious about. The new sickness is transmitted by an insect with the name Triatomine or the kissing bug. The insect feeds at night on the human... 
Novartis Results Beat Forecasts

Novartis Results Beat Forecasts

Novartis AG the Swiss drug maker reported results that were better than had been expected on Tuesday thanks to strong sales of its new products, while Glivec its drug for leukemia helped to offset its loss in patent protection for... 
Blood Sample Picked Up by Coast Guard

Blood Sample Picked Up by Coast Guard

A Dallas health care employees’ blood sample was picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday. The worker is aboard a cruise ship that had been docked in Belize, but was returning to port in the U.S. The health care worker is being... 
Ebola Outbreak Disrupting Exxon Oil Drilling

Ebola Outbreak Disrupting Exxon Oil Drilling

The outbreak of Ebola across West Africa has threatened ExxonMobil’s activities within the region, including its plans to drill there for oil. Rex Tillerson the CEO at Exxon said while at an industry conference the company had second... 
More Workers Failing Drug Tests

More Workers Failing Drug Tests

The amount of drug tests returning positive by employees in the U.S. is increasing. Fueled by more use by employees of marijuana as well as amphetamines, failed drugs tests are on the rise for the first time in over a decade, according... 
Purchase of Coventry Boosts Aetna Profit

Purchase of Coventry Boosts Aetna Profit

Aetna Inc the third biggest health insurer in the U.S. reported Tuesday a profit for the second quarter that was higher than expected beating the expectations of Wall Street. The insurer said the acquisition last year of Coventry Healthcare,... 
Study: Cheap Food to Blame for Obesity Problem in U.S.

Study: Cheap Food to Blame for Obesity Problem in U.S.

A new study reveals that the cause behind an endemic problem with obesity in the United States is there is too much affordability and availability of different kinds of food. Other research has blamed a number of other factors, including... 
EU Regulators Give Approval to Muscular Dystrophy Drug

EU Regulators Give Approval to Muscular Dystrophy Drug

European Union regulators have approved a drug that treats a particular type of muscular dystrophy. The approval is a special measure that allows the medication to be given out to patients who do not have an alternative, in conditions... 
Outbreak of E.Coli tied to Hummus, Sprouts, Walnuts and Dips

Outbreak of E.Coli tied to Hummus, Sprouts, Walnuts and Dips

This week has seen a number of recalls for food products in the U.S. and food borne illness risks. Investigations have preliminarily indicated that the source of the outbreak is likely raw clover sprouts that were produced by Idaho’s... 
Comatose Woman Delivers Healthy Baby

Comatose Woman Delivers Healthy Baby

Melissa Carleton and Brian Lande her husband, have had little if anything to be happy about over the past week, until Carleton delivered her baby via C-section. The only dark area to an otherwise beautiful ending to the story is that... 
Sleep Apnea Linked To Hearing Loss

Sleep Apnea Linked To Hearing Loss

According to published reports sleep may be linked to hearing loss. The study The report  found that sleep apnea was associated with hearing impairment at two different levels. That finding held true even after the researchers adjusted...